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Daily Archive: November 9, 2012

David Taub, Leading Figure In The Growth Of Imported Wine In America, Dies At Age 72

David S. Taub, chairman and CEO of wine importer Palm Bay International, passed away yesterday in Long Island, New York, following a long battle with kidney disease. Continue reading →

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With Deal For Control Of USL, Diageo Becomes Force In India

With this morning’s news that Diageo is taking up to a 53% stake in India’s United Spirits Limited for around $2 billion, Diageo is poised to vastly increase its influence in one key emerging market where archrival Pernod Ricard has long held a sizeable advantage. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for November 9, 2012

•Superstorm Sandy dealt a severe blow to Fedway Associates, one of New Jersey’s biggest spirits and wine distributors, causing considerable damage to the company’s Kearny-based warehouse (located about 10 miles west of Manhattan). Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for November 9, 2012

•Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin-based Leinenkugel’s has introduced a new winter seasonal, Snowdrift Vanilla Porter. Continue reading →

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